FRI | 09 08 – 12 17 06 | 6PM | INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESENTS FABLES AN EXHIBIT WALKTHROUGH FEAT. ARTIST WANDA RAIMUNDI-ORTIZ
Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 6-8pm
The Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present "Fables," a group show of artists who have either fabricated personal histories, or reconsidered history through their own fanciful imaginings, in order to break free of the very conditions of historic and cultural narrative. "Fables" is on view September 9 through December 17, 2006 in the Project Space at ICA.
This exhibition brings together works that project particular social subjects—the artist, the immigrant, the person of color—in narratives shaped by conceptual practices. The urge to tell a story merges with the desire to dismantle one in works that represent a range of media. For example, Kara Walker’s silhouettes portray psycho-sexual fantasies about antebellum America and Bronx-based Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz’s drawings explore her Puerto Rican heritage through pop-cultural heroes.
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